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More on Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang

So, here is a bow to Liu Han-Tang, a bow to Yu Guo-Jun and a bow to Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang. Continue reading

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It’s all in the translation….Hidden attitudes toward women.

Amazing! According to this, post-menopausal women are sad and can’t communicate with heaven! Continue reading

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Heart Disease and Water Pathologies

He suffered from heart and chest pain with palpitations, shortness of breath. This would occur mostly at night and each time it happened he would feel Qi rushing up into his throat, blocking his breath. At times he felt suffocated and his whole body would break out in a sweat as if death had arrived. Continue reading

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Why Classic Formulas?

Classic formulas are not just like other formulas! Fixed iPad link. Continue reading

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Fourth Installment: Adding Xing Ren

I find this formula very useful for wet type asthma, pediatric asthma, allergic asthma, nasal allergies, food allergies with swelling and asthma and chronic bronchitis, especially when the face appears puffy. Continue reading

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Second Installment on Jin Gui Cough Formulas

This formula uses Poria (fú líng). On the one hand Poria (fú líng) will lead and gather the fluids so they can be removed through the urination and on the other hand it will treat the source of the generation of fluids. This is why Poria (fú líng) is the principle herb. The ministers are Zingiberis Rhizoma (gān jiāng) and Asari Radix et Rhizoma (xì xīn) which warm the lung, scatter cold and transform fluids. In order to prevent the Zingiberis Rhizoma (gān jiāng) and Asari Radix et Rhizoma (xì xīn) from squandering and scattering the lung Qi, Schisandrae Fructus (wǔ wèi zǐ) is added as an assistant. Schisandrae Fructus (wǔ wèi zǐ) will restrain the lung Qi and stop cough. Continue reading

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5 Important Jīn Guì Yào Lüè Formulas for Cough Season

These 5 formulas are incredibly useful in the clinic and once you know them, I am sure you will use them every week, if not every day. Continue reading

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Feng Shi-Lun: Reeling the Silk and Unraveling the Cocoon

Dr. Feng’s approach to the Shang Han Lun is very practical and systematic. The course is organized to go through each of the 6 levels in depth and the material is replete with case studies from Dr. Feng and Dr. Hu Xi-Shu, complete with discussions and explanations. Continue reading

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This is inspiring..Center for Sustainable Medicine

I met Didi Pershouse when I was pregnant with my daughter so it must have been 20 years ago.  Didi was a student at the Northwest Institute of Oriental Medicine in Seattle where I was then teaching.  Didi decided to … Continue reading

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Graduate Mentorship Program

When our diagnosis is clear and well articulated, determining the correct treatment follows rather seamlessly. Proper diagnosis is also our best way to insure safety in our work. When we are confident that our diagnosis is accurate, we can easily stand behind stronger and more focused methods, herbs and formulas. In fact, it is impossible to really understand herb and formulas without the ability to deeply diagnose.
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